Inappropriate feeding practices root cause of malnutrition


 The root causes for malnutrition in Pakistan are not only linked to the 2010 floods, but to inappropriate infant and young child feeding practices, including late initiation of breastfeeding, 

Tanzania: Breastfeed to Save Babies from Health Problems

Tanzania, United Republic of

Yesterday marked the celebrate of World Breastfeeding Day.  In Tanzania, the week is used to highlight extreme situations to which children are exposed putting their health and survival to greater risk in developing countries like Tanzania.

Govt, Unicef team up on breastfeeding week


To make people aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, the government in association with the Unicef is organising various programmes across the state as part of World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7.

Global Breastfeeding Week: taking the message beyond health clinics

UNICEF joins global partners in calling for the benefits of breastfeeding to be broadcast beyond clinics and delivery rooms to the public at large.

Campaign Encourages Women to Breastfeed

 The East Tallinn Central Hospital is celebrating the annually held World Breastfeeding Week with a series of free lectures and film screenings from August 1 to 7.

PAHO: Supporting Breastfeeding is Everyone’s Responsibility

 The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling for renewed commitment from all sectors of society to create supportive environments for breastfeeding

Mothers supporting mothers


Fourteen years ago, my mother’s group gave me the information and support I needed to nourish my baby naturally and to trust my instincts as a mother. I felt so honored to once again be part of such an empowering circle of women.

Breast-Feeding Can Be Worth HIV Risks In Developing World

In developing countries HIV-positive mothers are encouraged to exclusively breast-feed their infants for the first six months.

The Breast Milk Cure

Almost nothing would do as much to fight starvation around the world as the ultimate low-tech solution: exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months of life.

PAHO: Breastfeeding Helps Protect Babies from Cholera


How can newborns be protected from cholera in Haiti? Read how supporting and promoting breastfeeding can be a part of epidemic control efforts in Haiti according to the Pan American Health Organization.